Edward van Vliet is an international design company specialized in conceptual interior and product design
for the corporate sector. The company has a strong focus on hospitality, urban residential, and offi
ce sectors. With proven expertise in design and consumer behaviour, Edward van Vliet throws down the
gauntlet to the status quo, bringing a fresh mindset to the process of destination design. Specialized in
designing premium tailored experiences and products for leading brands, Edward van Vliet delivers unique
concepts worldwide which are consistent with the location, culture, and experience desired Trademark
design with international appeal. Working hand in hand with leading global brands. Out of the box, pertinent
thinking, delivers bespoke destination design. Part of the contemporary Dutch designers generation,
Studio Edward van Vliet has promptly claimed the international spotlight. A global client base is serviced
from its creative home in Amsterdam, with company flags also flying from Hong Kong and New York.
Edward van Vliet is an exponent of the current generation of contemporary Dutch designers that has claimed the international limelight for the past decade. His work is characterized by the high level of attention given to every aspect of an interior; from furniture to lighting, from lobby to staircase and from floor to ceiling; everything is subject to a ‘total experience’. Creating Worlds is a compendium that takes you along on a journey throughout the myriad of facets and influences that define Edward’s work, ranging from product design to hospitality and residential concepts, from east to west and from the smallest detail to ‘the big picture’. May it inspire and enrich you.
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”Nature is the greatest designer in the world and the most expansive source of inspiration at the same time. Rich and colourful. Brimming with life and detail.”
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“ Edward has the eyes of a photographer, the sensibility of a musician and the power of an architect.” Patrizia Moroso
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As a cosmopolitan designer, Edward van Vliet is inspired by the world around him. Fascinated by a never depleting source of cultural and natural varieties he aims to compose new worlds by making unique combinations of colours, materials, patterns and shapes. Whilst respecting any given local context, these “new worlds” are always at the heart of his company’s designs and concepts. In creating these worlds, nine specific design keys are employed. The harmony between them ensures remarkable results.
Bringing Spaces to Life
Patterns, whether painted, printed, knitted, embroidered, woven or created by light, add tactile quality and make a design or space come to life. Apart from using nature as an endless source of inspiration, Edward’s fascination for mathematics, geometry, symmetry and repetition plays an important role in creating new and surprising patterns.
Respecting the natural surroundings of a project is never a bad cause. By acting local and involving a community you will support your environment, and with that, yourself. Edward: “In nature nothing is perfect, everything is ‘handmade’. Imperfection enhances beauty and adds character.”
Dimensions & Depth
Transparent layers create depth and dimension and are used in interiors to create rooms within a room, to provide a feeling of intimacy as well as underlining spaciousness. In floors or ceilings the use of layers can be employed to create enchanting combinations of materials, stressing atmosphere or to visually separate functions within a space
Wealth of Origins
The DNA of Edward’s work is characterized by its global blend of influences, ranging all the way from European design to the cultural traditions of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Combining this wealth of influences with quality workmanship is at the very foundation of creatingworlds within worlds and sets his studio apart.
Value & Authenticity
Next to making things durable, the quality of used materials is a crucial aspect on closer inspection of any design and adds value and presence. And by combining contrasting materials tangible emotion is added to a space or object.
Colour is the most expressive aspect of any design and its peculiarities vary a lot from culture to culture. With over 25 years of experience, Edward has profoundly explored its many facets. Using only one or two primary colors supported by a ton sur ton palette he creates perfectly balanced colour experiences – surprisingly vivid and at the same time perfectly calm.
Don’t change things that have proven to be right, but add new value. Edward strives to combine the good things from the past with innovative use of materials and techniques in order to create ‘future classics’, and the other way around: high-tech elements combined with natural materials and finished to the latest production standards.
Atmosphere & Visual Experience
Light is a crucial design key in defining the atmosphere of a space and has the unique ability to direct moods. Extensive care is given in ensuring that the character of lighting supports both the function and desired atmosphere of a space. Apart from his studio’s expertise in artificial lighting, Edward firmly believes in preserving natural light.
Edward’s designs are identity based and driven. For every new interior, tailor made “treasures” are designed to enrich and personalize each space. This has resulted in some of Edward’s design classics like the Royal Bombombola chandelier and the Dutch Sky carpet.
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Studio Edward van Vliet
1055 RX Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 6060944